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The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago


RING CYCLE ANCILLARY ACTIVITIES


Lyric is proud to offer a host of events designed to enhance your Ring experience. Buy an All-Access Pass for a single admission to all events or purchase separate events that interest you. You may also consider Valhalla Circle membership and enjoy complimentary access to several events, tours, and dining options while contributing to Lyric’s productions and programming.

All activities take place at the Lyric Opera House. Purchase your ancillary activities with your Ring package online or by phone at 312.827.5600.

 
RING CYCLE ANCILLARY EVENTS
 


All-Access Pass | $125

Your ticket to the complete Ring experience. Includes one admission to all Ring cycle ancillary activities and one $55 (mid-tier) ticket to Longer! Louder! Wagner! Does not include Valhalla Circle-exclusive events (Brut Strength and the Twilight Progressive Meal).

Backstage Tours | $15

Explore behind the scenes at Lyric and learn about the magic that brings the Ring cycle to life. Included with Valhalla Circle Rheinmaiden membership.

Pre-Opera Talks | Free

Join us in the theater one hour before each opera for a free 30-minute talk. Learn about the composer, the themes within the music and drama, and the overall production.
Flight of the Valkyries | $60
Sample a flight of craft beers and mingle with fellow music lovers. Included with Valhalla Circle Valkyrie membership.

The Music of Wagner | $25
Enjoy a one-hour recital of music related to and inspired by Wagner and the Ring cycle. Performed by singers from Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, the program will offer a range of selections that will be revealing and entertaining.
The Philosophy of the Ring | $20

Learn from noted philosopher, author, and University of Chicago Law and Ethics professor Martha Nussbaum about Wagner, philosophy, and how the thinking of the time shaped the Ring cycle. Included with Valhalla Circle Siegfried membership.

Longer! Louder! Wagner! | $39-$69
Lyric’s hilarious collaboration with The Second City is back by popular demand! Visit 1848 Germany, where Wagner first began his work on the Ring cycle, and modern-day Bayreuth, home of Wagner’s personally designed opera house.

Discussion with the Ring’s Creative Team | $20
Join the set, costume, and lighting designers for an insight-filled chat about our new cycle. Included with Valhalla Circle Siegfried membership.

Discussion with Sir Andrew Davis and Cast Members | $20
Lyric’s music director and conductor of the Ring, Sir Andrew Davis, joins select cast members for a discussion and Q&A. Included with Valhalla Circle Siegfried membership.
Twilight Progressive Meal

Take part in an exquisite dining experience during the intermissions of Götterdämmerung. Exclusive to Valhalla Circle Wotan membership.

Brut Strength
Enjoy a champagne toast while exploring the set of Siegfried. Exclusive to Valhalla Circle Siegfried membership.



“Remarkable singing, exceptionally vivid acting, mythic-modern design and extraordinary music-making.”

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES



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RING CYCLE 2016 — 2020

PRODUCTION SPONSORS


Lead Sponsor
ANONYMOUS
DONOR
MR. & MRS.
DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER
FOUNDATION OF
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
ADA AND WHITNEY
ADDINGTON
RING Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago
National Endowment for the Arts

With additional support from Robin Angly and Richard J. and Barbara Franke.